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Bridget Winifred Loughnan (1863–1940)

Mrs. Bridget Winifred Loughnan, wife of Mr. R. Loughnan, former secretary of the Builders Labourers' Union, died yesterday, aged 76 years, at Caritas Christi Hospice, Kew. A resident of Richmond since her marriage 60 years ago, she was a foundation member of the Labour Women's Organising Committee, Richmond branch of the A.L.P.. and Yarra Labour campaign committee. She is survived by her husband and six children, including Cr. J. Loughnan, commissioner of the M.M.B.W. and former Mayor of Richmond, and ex-Cr. C. A. Loughnan, also a former Richmond Mayor.

Mrs. Loughnan was well known for her charitable work in St. Ignatius's parish, Richmond, and, as a mark of respect, the flag at Richmond Town Hall was flown at half-mast yesterday. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Ignatius Church, Richmond, to-day, at 8.45, and the funeral, which will be attended by Mr. Scullin, M.H.R., and Richmond councillors, will leave the church for the old Melbourne cemetery at 2.30 p.m.

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Alternative Names
  • Kearney, Bridget Winifred

Alexandra, Victoria, Australia


18 October, 1940 (aged ~ 77)
Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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